Ok. Hands up everyone who knows where Rider Gulch is. Hmmm Didn’t see one hand up. Rider Gulch is not far from Westport. Go up Wages Creek and hang a right. In days of old there was a mill there. Here’s the photos that show I am telling the truth. Now before you go to … Continue reading
There are a LOT of photos in the main website and my three blogs. I get them from everywhere. In the fairly recent past there has been a whole bunch of coloured postcards. “During the 19th century colorants was often added to printed images by hand for it was the most cost efficient way to … Continue reading
I got this arcane bit of history for 25c in the local thrift store. The postcard was in a stack of real ole toot that I checked out. According to the minute writing on the back in 1930 the CHP officers mainly had motorcycles. Only admin staff had cars.
This map first appeared tucked away in the back of a Western Railroader. It was recently the subject of some correspondence I had with a gentleman who works for Jackson State Forest. Webmaster Roger Thornburn was in on the correspondence and used his magical computer skills to enhance the original. As historian for the club … Continue reading
These displays were chosen by the Smithsonian website. The post was written by Jennifer Nalewicki. Jennifer writes: “With the holidays chugging into full swing, what better way to get into the spirit than by seeing a display of model trains decked out for Christmas? Ever since Lionel introduced its first electronic train set in the early 1900s, model … Continue reading
There seems to be a lot of bad news about. You can’t ignore it. What you can do – and it’s what I do – is get a dose of Minion philosophy:
I have NOT lost it. Read this – it was written by a man named Dale Lowe: “You have to give props to the people who picked the tuba as their school instrument. I mean, getting it home to practice with should’ve been worth an extra credit in itself, right??!! Plus, those kids were “all … Continue reading
In our website’s section on ships we have three pics of the S. S. Jeannie. What we knew before this blog was very little: “One of ships that plied her trade along the Mendocino Coast. She was wrecked at Point Arena in 1900.” One of the three photos we have turned up in Lynn Catlett’s … Continue reading